Exhaust (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)

“Glad you’re better today, Michelle–or were you just hungover, wink, wink, nudge , nudge.”
“I swapped,” Michelle replies tartly. “Came in on the Fourth, got a lot done with no one else here. Stayed home yesterday, slept in after everyone in a hundred-mile radius finally stopped setting off mortars at 3 a.m.”
“So you worked on the Fourth of July.”
“Independence Day is too exhausting for a school night.”

Photo: denfran

Every week Girlie on the Edge hosts the Six Sentence Stories flash fiction linkup and blog hop. This week’s cue was “exhaust.” Fun sixes from other writers are at the link. Join us! It’s fun!


Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

6 thoughts on “Exhaust (Jane Doe Six Sentence Stories)”

  1. It would be really difficult to get any sleep if the celebrating went on until 3 a.m. So glad people were not setting off firecrackers into the wee hours of the morning here.
    Good SSS.

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  2. “…everyone in a hundred-mile radius finally stopped setting off mortars at 3 a.m.”

    Great line.

    (Want to locate the scotts in your neighborhood? Follow the sound of explosions. Or the towering inferno of a barbecue grill trying to burn off a gallon of starter fluid. Will also, not-coincidently be the house that requires one to wear sunglasses as you drive by it on Christmas Eve.)

    lol fun Six


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